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    For one reason or another, I just cant lay under my car any more to get at the sump bolt, and I heard that there is a syphon available to remove the oil through the filler cap.?
    Has anyone used one?, how effective are they at removing as much oil as possible. I assume that this would only be for people who regularly change oil, not let it turn to sludge...

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    It's not through the filler cap it goes down into where the dip stick goes so it picks up from the sump you can buy them from demon tweaks starting from £50 up wards

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    Yes, down the dipstick.

    I would not recommend them as they don't get all the sludgy stuff from the bottom of the sump out.

    MUCH better to use the drain plug - if you can.

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    If you're using a full synthetic oil then sludge shouldnt be a big issue, I haven't seen 'lumps' in oil as its draining from a sump for many a year, mostly thanks to the purity of synthetic lubes IMO.

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    wow £50? didnt realise they were that much...

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    Agreed Ted, shouldn't be a big issue, but it is preferable to get out as much residue as possible on oil changes. I will never use the suck out method via the dipstick tube.

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    I find the best way to drain oil is to remove the sum plug, and then while it is draining so and do something else. Having lunch is about a good time to get all the oil out and along with it any residue. I just leave it draining for ages.

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    I wonder if the pump gets the bit that doesn't drain out when you use the sump plug then??? guess it depends on the shape of the bottom of the sump........

    might buy me one of these as it'd save having to jack up the beast to get at the engine tray off....... lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by ftm100 View Post
    Thats not a bad price!

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